not to hyjack, as it's somewhat on topic..
I've seen tons of cars in the matteblack.. that looks like black primer,(hell tons are running around with black primer) thats been played out..
with the o/p post of gray primer, couldn't he blast a panel in primer.. bring it to a paint surply store and have them use that fancy,nifty, computer/camera to make a custom formula? I'd think to do this he'd have to clear the test panel that he'd bring to the surpier.. but should get him the top coat in that gray.. he may need to test with matte clear and normal gloss clear to see what he'd like.. once he gets the custom mix formula.. but this seem to the ticket to get the color he wants.. no?
I ask.. cause, black is played out.. I'm thinking matte red oxide.. but I'm somewhat twisted..